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Hildene

Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 802-362-1788
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Concerts, Cultural
Activities: Skiing
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Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

An exquisite site and fascinating look at Abraham Lincoln's descendants, of whom we hear so little. Additionally, the exhibit on pullman cars alone is worth the visit. So worthwhile for both its historical interest and the beauty of the surroundings

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Syracuse
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had come to Manchester to see about venues for a golf outing next summer. Hidden is one of the many attractions in the area. It does require a little walking to see all of the grounds, but it is worthwhile.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

As stated by some of the other reviewers, I had no idea that there were no direct living decedent's of Abraham Lincoln. The estate is very beautiful and well kept. The views of the surrounding mountains are amazing. The home is a very nice historical gem.

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Clifton Park, New York
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204 reviews 204 reviews
61 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

That was a new one for me. But that is not all you will learn or see at this wonderful attraction. We visited about 10 years ago, and the place has been transformed from a "house tour." There are over 450 acres - with hiking trails, gardens, and farmed fields. Plans call for home raised vegetables and dairy products to... More

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My daughter and son-in-law's wedding was held here. So many people that attended the wedding said it was the most wonderful wedding reception they ever went to! Everything turned out perfect. The Hildene is a perfect place for the wedding and it's historic significance makes it even better. The grounds are beautifully maintained. Everyone on the staff is wonderful. The... More

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Senior Reviewer
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a delight to step back in time and visit the beautiful summer home of the son of Abraham Lincoln! The home (complete with a player organ) is well maintained, as are the gardens. The views are spectacular and the staff is friendly and helpful. I also enjoyed seeing the Pullman car and the goats being milked.

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Prescott, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is not only a beautiful house, but a collection of artifacts and information about Robert Todd Lincoln and both his parents, especially Mary Todd Lincoln. Don't miss the Pullman car near the far end of the parking lot -- it alone is worth the visit for a train enthusiast.

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Avenel, New Jersey
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8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stopped on our way back to NJ after a long weekend. The entrance to the home is hidden off the main road but the entire town of Manchester is a nice quaint Victorian town. They charge for a tour of the grounds on a trailer and also tickets for the home tour, we did not go inside but yes the... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was an awesome experience. I learned so much about the personal side of the Robert Todd Lincoln family. Plus, seeing President Lincoln's stovepipe hat (only 2 left in the world, the other in the Smithsonian!) was incredible. This is so worth the trip!

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Shelburne, Vermont
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38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Even after peak foliage season, this place has a lot of beauty from the surrounding forests and mountains. The house has been restored to look like it did a hundred years ago An old pipe organ provides nostalgic music throughout the home. Very lovely restored 1903 Pullman Palace car that you can visit inside and imagine how the affluent traveled.... More

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